• Text to Speech tools

    Introduction to Text-to-Speech Tools for Accessibility In the digital age, accessibility has become a crucial aspect of technology. One of the key components of digital accessibility is Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology. TTS tools convert written text into spoken words, providing an auditory experience that can be beneficial for various users. Who Benefits from…

  • Starred Spaces in Aula

    Finding the spaces that matter the most to you has become quicker and easier with Aula’s Starred Spaces feature. It works just like the emails you’re used to, where you can star what’s most relevant to get back to it later. To see more about how to star/unstar a space,…

  • Engageli

    What is Engageli? Engageli is similar to Teams or Zoom, but has been developed specifically for remote teaching. Below are some of its features: How do I learn how to use Engageli? We have an asynchronous course, which involves six interactive videos These take place within an Engageli playback room….

  • Teach in a classroom with real-time, automatic captions or subtitles in PowerPoint

    Who is this for? Academics teaching in a classroom with a miked computer linked up to a projector who wish to display live automated captions to their students. Microsoft guide We found Microsoft’s guide “Present with real-time, automatic captions or subtitles in PowerPoint” clear and easy to follow. Best results…

  • Mentimeter

    Introduction Mentimeter is an audience participation tool that lets you create interactive quizzes, polls and Q&As to use with your students. Access Coventry University has an enterprise license with Mentimeter that is now available to all staff across the University Group.  An Enterprise license will give you unlimited questions per…

  • Adding captions to MP4 video files (e.g. legacy PowerPoint that is a video file)

    Update The guidance below refers to Microsoft Stream classic. For updated guidance about how to use the new version of Microsoft Stream to generate captions for your video files and then host them in Planest eStream, please see this page: Who is this guide for? Academics and support staff that…

  • Editing the automatically-generated captions of your Zoom recordings

    Transcripts make for a fantastic boost in accessibility of your meetings, especially for people who weren’t able to make it to the meeting or count on recordings/transcripts to fully understand what was discussed at the time. However, automatically-generated transcripts have their limits in terms of accuracy, so to make a…

  • How to enable live captions in Zoom meetings (Student)

    Coventry University Group’s Zoom allows users to enable auto-generated captions during meetings. This allows you to read what the meeting participants are saying in real time. It’s important to bear in mind that the captions produced will be computer-generated and, as such, there will be some innacuracies between what captions…

  • Using Live Captions in Zoom (the new CC live transcript button) and sharing transcript recording

    Zoom allows users to enable auto-generated captions during meetings. While automatic captions are never 100% accurate, this setting can help to make your meetings more accessible for your participants. Live transcription limitations Before enabling this setting, it’s important to be aware that automatically generated captions using Zoom’s live transcription feature…

  • Editing the automatically-generated captions of your Teams recordings in Microsoft Stream

    Why is this important? Automatically-generated captions do not meet user needs or accessibility requirements, unless they are confirmed to be fully accurate. They captions may need a significant amount of editing, depending on the conditions of the audio at the time of recording. There are tools that use speech recognition…